Wine of The Month March 2018
LANDAIRE GRACIANO – 2016
Intriguing black fruit and spice.
Gold medal — Melbourne International Wine Competition
Graciano bunches were hand-picked at 13.8 baume from our
Glendon Vineyard in Padthaway.
Whole bunches on stalks were fermented in 2 tonne fermenters with
punching down only, twice per day. Pressed after 8 days on skins the
wine was transferred to seasoned oak for 5 months, with malo-lactic
fermentation completed in barrels. Bottled in October 2016
Deep red in colour with a bright purple tinge, the nose is perfumed
with white pepper, spice and lavender aromas. The palate is medium
bodied with lovely soft tannins and spicy black fruits. Bottled early
for freshness and perfume, this wine will reward careful cellaring.